'His Children Are Devastated': Trump Says Dems' Kavanaugh 'Con Game' Cannot Be Allowed to Happen
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Democrats of playing a "con game" with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Kavanaugh, Trump's pick for the high court, has seen the confirmation process thrown into chaos over a series of decades-old sexual misconduct allegations.
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party more than 35 years ago. Both Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify in an open Senate hearing on Thursday.
Additionally, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh, Debbie Ramirez, claims he exposed himself to her at a college party, and Michael Avenatti, who is representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump, tweeted Sunday he soon intends to reveal accusations against Kavanaugh from another woman.
While in New York for the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, Trump answered questions about the Kavanaugh controversy and slammed Democrats for attempting to delay and derail the process.
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"The Democrats are playing a con game. C-O-N. A con game. It's a shame," Trump said.
He said it's troubling to see an eminently qualified candidate like Kavanaugh have his name dragged through the mud, and he suggested it could have negative consequences in the future.
"Who is going to want to go before this system to be a Supreme Court [justice] or to be a judge or to be even a politician?" Trump said.
He added that Democrats are playing a "dangerous game," and it would be a "horrible insult" to the nation if Kavanaugh is not confirmed.
Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, told Martha MacCallum in an exclusive interview that they've faced death threats and the controversy has affected their children.
"It's very difficult to have these conversations with your children, which we've had to have," she said.
Trump emphasized that Kavanaugh's young daughters, Margaret and Liza, are "devastated" by the accusations against their father.
Watch the "Outnumbered" panel react above, and check out Sean Hannity's fiery monologue on the Democrats' "gutter politics."